Posts tagged "religion"

Princess-ification Is Everywhere … Even The Bible

I am no Biblical scholar. Far from it. But there is one thing I know from the Bible stories that I have read: there weren't any princesses. Or frilly dresses, tutus or tiaras. Not so in My Princess Bible, a pink-washed Bible storybook for young girls about "God’s special princess."…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 5, 2010

Pastor Eddie Long Teaches Wifely Submission And That “Wives And Women Can Never Rule Over Men”

If you've read the news at all lately, you have heard of the trials and tribulations of Bishop Eddie Long. The Atlanta mega-church pastor is accused of sexual coercion of young men within his flock. Four men filed lawsuits last week claiming Long, a televangelist, forced them to have sex. Through a spokesman, the New…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 1, 2010

Girl Talk: I Was Raised A Fundamentalist

In my life as a 27-year-old media professional in New York City, the subject of God is not one that comes up a lot. Even when it does, I am reluctant to join the conversation, because my vocabulary is often different from that of almost everyone around me.
By: Emily McCombs / September 7, 2010

Quotable: Katy Perry’s Childhood Was Super-Duper-Duper Religious

"Speaking in tongues is as normal to me as 'Pass the salt.' It’s a secret, direct prayer language to God. A lot of religions use meditation or chanting. My dad speaks in tongues and my mom interprets it. That’s their gift ... I wasn’t ever able to say I was 'lucky' because my mother would…
By: Ami Angelowicz / August 3, 2010

Former Scientologists Say The Church Pressured Them To Get Abortions

Not that we ever thought particularly good things about the Church of Scientology and their Xenu-fearing ways, but this new report from the St. Petersburg Times is particularly disturbing. While members of the Sea Org—the highest order of Scientology whose members supposedly sign an employment contract for one billion years—have been allowed to marry each…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / June 14, 2010

Quotable: Heidi Montag Asked God Whether To Get Plastic Surgery

"I prayed about it for a long time and said, ‘God, if it’s wrong, then I won’t do it.’"—Heidi Montag on talking to God before signing on to get 10 plastic surgery procedures in one day. Kind of sounds like she was looking for a sign, no? Why couldn't someone burn a bush…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / May 26, 2010

Jesus Christ Is Coming To Comedy Central

Even though Mohammed's cameo on "South Park" didn't go over so well, Comedy Central is prepared to show that it doesn't discriminate when it comes to offending religious groups. Next on their list? Christians. Mr. Jesus Christ himself is going to be starring in his own series called "JC," from the producers of "The Office"…
By: Ami Angelowicz / May 7, 2010

Today’s Lady News: French Muslim Woman Fined For Driving While Veiled

A French Muslim woman received a $29 fine from police in Nantes, France, for wearing a veil while driving a car. Police say the body-covering veil — called a niqab, which only had slits at her eyes — restricted her vision and could have caused an accident. However, the 31-year-old woman's lawyer…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 23, 2010

Clothing Company Makes Islam Hipster-Friendly

Those "Jesus is My Homeboy" T-shirts had their moment. Now taking the spotlight in hip/ironic religious wear (who knew such a market existed?) is a company called Styleislam, which produces tees, hoodies, and jackets meant to spread positive promotion of Islam. Conceived as a way to peacefully combat anti-Muslim sentiments, the company's statement explai…
By: Leonora Epstein / March 22, 2010

Dealbreaker: The Moralizer

James was the boyfriend who did everything right. He asked me out first, and asked me out again the very next day. He didn’t play games. He called if he’d be late, if he missed me, just to say hello. He listened patiently. He dressed well. He told me I was beautiful whether I wa…
By: Lindsay Allen / March 22, 2010

Coming To A Theater Near You: The Bible, In 3D

After "Avatar" and "Alice in Wonderland," we can be pretty sure that 3-D movies are here to stay. One that's now in the works: "In the Beginning," which will basically be a live-action telling of the book of Genesis. I'm wondering if the snake in the Garden of Eden will pop out and…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / March 15, 2010

Catholic School Rejects Preschooler Over Lesbian Parents

We are so happy people are protesting this bigotry: A nursery school at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School, in Boulder, Colorado, will not admit one of their preschoolers because the child's parents are lesbians. The Archdiocese of Denver issued a statement about the refusal, which said: "To preserve the mission of our schools,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 8, 2010

Evangelical Dieting Is Sweeping The Nation

If you think colon cleanses, air diets, and cookie diets are bizarro fads, you haven’t heard anything yet. There’s a new dieting trend based on … well … Jesus. That’s right. If you want to be thin, you should pray your way there on a faith diet. While there have been faith diets around…
By: Ami Angelowicz / November 23, 2009

I Just Married A Jew, But My Sister’s The One Converting

One of the most frequently asked questions I hear since my now-husband and I got engaged earlier this year isn't "When are you guys going to have kids?" or "Are you keeping your name?" Rather, it's this: "So, are you going to convert?" I was raised Lutheran, you see, my husband is Jewish, and the…
By: Wendy Atterberry / October 28, 2009

Why Are Women More Into God Than Men?

This is interesting: a new study done by Trinity College confirmed that more women than men believe in God. In a survey of Americans who claim to be unaffiliated with any religion, 19 percent of men were nonbelievers while only 12 percent of women were. These stats are particularly ironic because, historically, major religions have…
By: Ami Angelowicz / October 16, 2009

Do You Believe In God?

So this is interesting … a new study done by Trinity College confirmed that more women than men believe in God. In a survey of Americans who claim to be unaffiliated with any religion, 19 per cent of men were nonbelievers while only 12 per cent of women were. These stats are particularly ironic because…
By: Ami Angelowicz / October 15, 2009

Will Not Wack For Jesus

One dude is going to extreme lengths to stop himself from masturbating. Brian "Head" Welch, who used to play guitar is that awful band KoRn (yeah, I said it!) and is already heavily tattooed, has gotten JESUS tattooed across his knuckles so he's deterred from playing his own instrument. How not metal. He explains:"The Jesu…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 14, 2009

Amish Romance Novels Put A Boner In Your Bonnet

In "bonnet books," as Amish romances are called, the author's idea of a sexual climax is typically a few (sinful!) kisses spread throughout 300 pages. Sounds hawt, huh? But Amish romances, such as ones by Beverly Lewis, Wanda Brunstetter, and Cindy Woodsmall, are selling by the millions. Says Barnes & Nobel book buyer, Jane…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 10, 2009
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